Film Industry Working Group

The Government set up the Film Industry Working Group to recommend a way to allow film production workers to bargain collectively.

The Employment Relations (Film Production Work) Amendment Act 2010

Commonly referred to as the ‘Hobbit law’, this Act means film production workers are independent contractors, unless they are party to a written employment agreement that states they are employees.

Film Industry Working Group recommendations

The Film Industry Working Group has made recommendations to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety. The Government is now considering its response to these recommendations.

Read the Film Industry Working Group's recommendations to the Government [PDF, 381 KB]

Read the Film Industry Working Group's media release [PDF, 205 KB]

Read the Minister's media release welcoming the report(external link).

We were the secretariat for the Film Industry Working Group. You can contact us at EmploymentRelations@mbie.govt.nz.

Background documents

Minister's media release on establishment of Film Industry Working Group(external link)

Terms of Reference for the Film Industry Working Group [PDF, 164 KB]

Cabinet paper: Establishment of the Film Industry Working Group [PDF, 171 KB]

Cabinet minute: Establishment of the Film Industry Working Group [PDF, 120 KB]